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Patrick Bond on comparative solidarity with Palestine and South Africa, Johns Hopkins University, 7 April

Hopkins Students for Justice in Palestine present:
The University Against Apartheid: From Baltimore to South Africa and Palestine

Speaker: Patrick Bond
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Date: Monday 7 April 2014
Venue: Charles Commons MPR

Patrick Bond was a founder of the 1980s Johns Hopkins Coalition for a Free South Africa, and earned his PhD in economic geography from JHU in 1993.

Bond is currently a professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, where he directs the Centre for Civil Society.

He has been active in Palestinian solidarity campaigns since 2009, and is an advisor to the Social Science doctoral program at Birzeit University, Ramallah.

Humans Rights Working Group
Black Student Union

Professor Patrick Bond Charges: "Israel is like South Africa!"
Baltimore Post Examiner 8 April 2014

A political economist and educator, currently living and teaching in South Africa, Professor Patrick Bond, was a guest speaker at Johns Hopkins U. on Monday evening, April 7, 2014. His wide-ranging talk was sponsored by the "Hopkins Students for Justice In Palestine;" the "JHU Human Rights Working Group," and the "Black Students Union." The event was held in the "Charles Commons MPR" building.

Professor Bond received his PHD from JHU in 1993. He was involved in the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa, which included protesting against the banks, corporations and universities in the U.S., such as JHU, that he believed were supporting "the South African regime" via their policies.

During his remarks, Professor Bond claimed by comparison and as a general principle, "Israel is like South Africa, practicing apartheid" with respect to the Palestinians. He praised the work of the BDS Movement (Boycotts, Divestment & Sanctions), in South Africa and in Israel, too. For the record, Israel has repeatedly rejected the notion that it is an Apartheid state. For more on Professor Bond, go to: As for the BDS,
See: For more on the JHU event, check out: University Against Apartheid, at:

Excerpts of Professor Bond's comments are found on this video.

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